Species Details

@Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);

Long‑legged Buzzard Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Buteo rufinus
Family : Accipitridae
Order : Accipitriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Rivers
Description : Long-legged Buzzard is a long winged raptor with a pale rufous buff tail.Its upper breast,neck and head are pale and tail is pale-creamy rufous with indistint brown crossbars.They got golden-brown iris,brownish slaty bill with black tip and pale lemon-yellow legs and feet.Juveniles are less rufous. The species is found in Europe from sea-level up to approximately 1,600 meters (5,200 feet). However, in Asia, it can occasionally inhabit mountains at elevations of up to 3,000 meters (9,800 feet) or even 3,900 meters (12,800 feet), with some migrants recorded as high as 5,000 meters (16,000 feet). Younger birds disperse to the north of their breeding grounds.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Hajbun Tasnim Preety,Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Marco Dragonetti(www.xeno-canto.org/Marco Dragonetti), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.